The Nissan LEAF is Ireland’s best-selling electric vehicle for the month of January. Nissan’s success in selling 200 Nissan LEAF cars during the first month of 2021 is twice that of most other EV car brands. Nissan has made the number one spot for EV sales in Ireland its own since the launch of Nissan LEAF over ten years ago.
New EV sales are up 10% on January 2020, even though car showrooms are closed during the national lockdown, and Nissan has captured the lion’s share of the early 2021 EV market with the 100% electric Nissan LEAF.
New car buyers switching into the Nissan LEAF have also been attracted by Nissan’s ‘Power of Zero’ initiative which includes 0% finance, the free provision and installation of their home charger and one year’s free servicing.
“The current lockdown has led motorists to consider all of the merits of EV driving. They are researching at home and buying from home and Nissan’s experience as EV leaders has enabled them to make the right choice and to buy with confidence,” said Seamus Morgan, Managing Director of Nissan Ireland.
“The Nissan LEAF continues to be the benchmark for EV driving in Ireland. It delivers up to 385 kilometres of zero emissions driving on a single charge, the running costs are easier on your pocket and it maintains strong residual value. It is exceptionally well spec-ed and it starts at just €27,595,” he added.
“The Government’s environmental policy is aimed at removing diesel and petrol cars from Irish roads. Motorists are paying closer attention to how they can take the road to a sustainable, greener future and how best to gain an advantage over customers trading in diesel and petrol engines in years to come,” he continued.
The entry grade Nissan LEAF XE 40 kWh, which has a range of up to 270 kilometres, starts at €27,595, while the top of the range Nissan LEAF SVE 62 kWh costs €38,657 or €579.85 per month.